2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 93 - DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Chapter 17 - Adoption, Change of Name, and Legitimation of Children.
93-17-69 - Representation by Department of Public Welfare of persons proposing to adopt child who is dependent of state child-placing agency.
§ 93-17-69. Representation by Department of Public Welfare of persons proposing to adopt child who is dependent of state child-placing agency.
Any person proposing to adopt a child who is a dependent of a state child-placing agency and who is in special circumstances as defined in paragraph (c) of Section 93-17-55 shall be represented by the State Department of Public Welfare when requested by the adopting parent in all phases of the adoption proceeding. State child-placing agencies shall advise prospective adopting parents of their right under this section to be represented in adoption proceedings. The fees for filing the petition for adoption and preparing a revised birth certificate, any court costs taxed against the petitioner and any other actual payments made by the Department of Public Welfare to third parties as required to complete the adoption proceeding, shall be paid by the adopting parent.
Sources: Laws, 1987, ch. 363, eff from and after July 1, 1987.
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